POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA – Workshop 3: Green Infrastructure WaterTours – Tour 2: Cienega Springs Ecological Reserve Wetland and Habitat Restoration – Fillmore, CA (Ventura County)
January 1, 2024
This event has been POSTPONED, new date TBA.
Join the Santa Clara Conservancy’s Director, Shawn Kelly, and UC Santa Barbara Research Associate, Evan Hobson, for a tour of the Cienega Springs Ecological Reserve. Within the Reserve, 234 acres of degraded river channel and floodplain are being restored to create a mosaic of wetland and riparian habitat. The habitat restoration is improving the site’s hydrology for surface water retention and groundwater recharge while providing wildlife-oriented recreational opportunities for the surrounding disadvantaged communities. For additional information on this project – click here.
Tours will be led by:
Shawn Kelly, Director, Santa Clara Conservancy
Evan Hobson, Research Associate, UC Santa Barbara
A Google Map of the tour meeting and parking site can be found here. Please meet at 8:45AM. The tour will consist of various stops and up to 2 miles of walking. Dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes. Only heavy rain cancels!
Who Should Attend? This tour is for all…
Professionals interested in stormwater management and habitat restoration
Local elected officials
City managers and municipal staff
County commissioners and senior-level staff
Senior staff from special districts, water districts, and schools
Other civic leaders involved in water and land-use planning